TechNet Opposes The Marketplace Fairness Act

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February 14, 2013

TechNet Opposes The Marketplace Fairness Act

Washington, DC – TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of technology CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, opposes the reintroduction of the Marketplace Fairness Act, an Internet sales tax bill proposed by Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) along with Senators Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN).

“Online commerce has revolutionized American businesses; it has given local retailers the opportunity to market to customers nationwide,” said Rey Ramsey, President and CEO of TechNet. “This bill would threaten economic growth and penalize innovative e-commerce businesses. We need to protect American entrepreneurs and oppose this bill.”

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TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of CEOs that promotes the growth of technology industries and the economy by building long-term relationships between technology leaders and policymakers and by advocating a targeted policy agenda. TechNet’s members represent more than one million employees in the fields of information technology, biotechnology, e-commerce and finance. TechNet has offices in Washington, D.C., Palo Alto, Sacramento, Seattle, Boston and Austin. Web address: www.technet.org. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @technetupdate.